A report to the word on the street, has been informed of a new style of interhospital transfer policy attempted by a senior medic, at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, in the aftermath of the Beast from the east Blizzard!

The reader concerned about this debacle was being examined as a GP referred outpatient of Beaumont Hospital’s respiratory department and having been confirmed as a Lung Cancer patient, Beaumont Hospital, quite correctly, referred the individual to, James Hospital, the appropriate specialist Hospital for the treatment of  Lung Cancers. where the individual spent three weeks for a successful course of treatment, before being discharged to their home!

After being at home for two days, the individual being in great agonizing pain was rushed in a neighbour ‘s car to Beaumont Hospital A&E, and was admitted to a ward.      An examination determined a fluid accumulation complication, related to the Lung Cancer treatments, as being the problem in need of further treatment.

On the evening of the fourth day after the individual’s admission to Beaumont Hospital, our reader  was informed, that with James Hospital being the appropriate Lung Cancer Specialist Hospital, and being where the reader had been treated, a transfer, under the auspices of Beaumont Hospital, was being arranged to James Hospital for the individual!

on the evening of the fifth day, our reader was informed by a senior medic, that a discharge of the individual as a patient of Beaumont Hospital would take place the next day and that our reader was to then make their own way directly, on that said day, to James Hospital. When asked how our reader was to achieve this objective without transport by ambulance, said senior medic suggested our reader use Dublin Bus, Public Transport Services! Strange to relate, our reader was not impressed by this turn of events! these verbal exchanges were taking place directly in front of five other patients and several members of Beaumont Hospital staff! the word on the street, are happy to report to you, your fellow reader’s successful resistance to this unacceptable attempt by said senior medic to negate Beaumont Hospital’s duty of care to their patients in these matters! This patient was, on the sixth day, under the auspices and expenses of Beaumont Hospital, transported to James Hospital by taxi!

The question is, how many others have been taken for a ride, { pardon the pun! ] by being sent on their way, all alone via public transport to other hospitals like this???


Well, folks, we can look forward to far more cyclists on the roads, over a far greater area of Dublin, as Dublin Bike expands its services to more sites, while Fingal County Council, announces a planned rollout of a Bike Sharing scheme in the Dublin 15 area. the later having some very distinguishing  and different features from the Dublin Bike services !

The one thing both of these schemes have in common is a requirement for a person to sign up to these schemes with their personal details. Another thing both schemes have in common is a total failure to take any form of responsibility to ensure their clients are suitable persons, properly informed as to their  (the clients ) responsibilities in the use of the equipment supplied by these bikes schemes!

Now if a person wishes to purchase a firearm, that person goes to a gunsmith, selecting the weapon of their choice, giving their personal details leaves the required monies with the gunsmith, as also the selected firearm. Then the purchaser processed to apply for a firearm license and it is only when the purchaser is actually in possession of that firearm license, are they permitted to take physical possession of the said firearm!

Now here at, the word on the street, feels the question to be asked, is why cannot a similar system be operated in respect of, Fingal and Dublin Bike, as also Bicycles sales outlets. Should they not be required to withhold their products, services from their clients, until they, the clients, can produce  a pass  certificate for a test of their  appropriate knowledge and understanding of the Rules of the Road before they, the suppliers of  the goods  and or services, releasing such goods  or services to their  clients.



Referendum  2018, is coming to a ballot box near you soon, well relatively soon!              So the campaigning  bandwagons, of all various shades of opinion, for and against, the proposed  question being put to the citizens of this Republic will be expressing their viewpoints, on Television and Radio, Billboards, Newspapers, Magazines and whatever else they feel may convince the majority of the rightfulness of their given cause and to get out and vote accordingly

streetdogs.bloc the word on the street, has  observed that so many successful campaigns, in so many  nations, on so many  diverse  subjects, have enhanced the promotion, awareness, and indeed a fuller understanding  of the issues of their proposition(s), by the public at large, by the use of a campaigning  song, which of course should be with the proper consents of the rightful owners  of the said song! the word on the street, would suggest, that a most suitable and indeed appropriate song for Referendum 2018, would be the song that sums up all the issues so well, that song being,  WHAT ABOUT US,  co-written by PINK, JOHNNY McDAID, and STEVE MAC.

So readers, what do you think? would this be a good idea for a campaigns song?           Can this notion truly come to pass? Let the word on the street  and those who are actually  involved in the campaigns  of Referendum  2018 know what your views are on this or any other suitable  campaign song


So it seems a referendum on at least one issue is upon us this year possibly as early as May!   We say at least one issue, because there are people who feel this would be an appropriate opportunity for other important issues to be put before the people of this State, by way of referenda! These include amongst others, the Constitutional and statutory right to a Home.  the Constitutional and Statuary right to a Vote at the age of Sixteen years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Now in respect of the latter proposition, it is assumed that those who proposed and support the proposal, do so on the grounds that a sixteen-year-old person is mature, intellectually, socially,  emotionally and of sound economic understanding, to pass judgement on the suitability  of  several candidates and of those candidates  own or party policies, as also the impact of those policies  at home and abroad!

Could this constitute, on the grounds of logical thinking, a question as to why a Sixteen-year-old person, cannot purchase cigarettes, alcoholic drinks and cannot be charged under the Roads Traffic Acts for not wearing a seatbelt in a motorcar? or will all things change?

Perhaps those who support the proposition might give us all, the benefits of their viewpoint and of course, other readers comments are equally welcome!


Is it not very obvious that our new Democratic guardians (Citizens Assembly ) brief is less than a vehicle for significant democratic improvements and more in the vein of Rome’s elites bread and circus distractions of the masses!

How about this idea. That in this year of referendums fever, some thought might be given to the notion, that the seat occupied by a TD, is actually the property of the Citizens of the Nation, and not that of individual  TD’S, their families or Party!

Can it really be considered, truly democratically satisfactory for any given TD or their families to keep sway over the privilege of public representation for forty years? Surely the citizens of this modern progressive society would be best served by placing limits on the number of consecutive terms that a TD is allowed to serve!

Question is, do others see this as a suitable and desirable subject for a referendum, would welcome viewpoints from all persons interested in this and similar ideas, as to how to improve Public Representation, turkeys voting for Christmas are especially welcome!


Is MyTaxi Making Sense of Your Cents?

A friend of my mine was talking to me about her Mytaxi credit card account, commenting that every time she orders a Taxi on the app. before the app allows the summoning of a Taxi, she is charged 50c. Not a great amount. The lady says, there was nothing in the terms & conditions when she signed up. And that this is being done without her consent!

Speaking to Taxi Drivers providing their service via the Mytaxi app, they say the 50c, charge is a charge sent out against the card before the provision of a service, to check the card is still valid and accepting Mytaxi charges,  and that this 50c charge is refunded to the customer’s account at the end of the processing of the fare on the credit card!

The lady claims, that she has not any 50c refunded to her account in all the time she has been using the app and that her account commenced the time that Halo began. In light of what the Taxi drivers with Mytaxi had to say about this, I suggested that she should complain to Mytaxi and invoice them for the total gross value of the outstanding non-refunded 50c. Her retort to this was,  Mytaxi were quite happy that all of their customers, would just let this matter go.

One is given to wonder, what view Mytaxi has on the sense this 50c  subject?, the word on the street, received a comment from a reader, NotAName who states that the 50c is refunded, but Mytaxi customers can expect this to take up to the three days to appear on their account!


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Kitchen Hell in Fair City!

This morning I was watching   Channel4’s  Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares USA. The format I am sure all are aware of. Then this evening I was watching  RTE’s  Fair City,  The storyline involving  Paul Brennan’s involvement in the restaurant was an absolute re-run of the format and dramatic scenes in the episodes, from  Channel4’s Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares USA.

Surely RTE  scriptwriters could do better, at developing a storyline of their own!

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Tesco Club Card: Revamp, Enhance, cut the waste !

As I walked into my local Tesco store today,  I realised, I had for the third consecutive visit, forgot to bring my Tesco discount vouchers, was giving out to myself for not putting them in my wallet but then said to myself why should I have to place paper vouchers in my wallet, when I already have a Tesco Club Card in my Wallet!

Surly Tesco could program that Tesco Club Card to deduct the Voucher value from my bill at the till when being scanned with my payment. As it happens my next port of call was to the local Topaz, where I refuelled my car, and along with my payment presented my Topaz Play or Park card, which credited me with the value of the purchase towards accumulating my points on the card towards future discounts, and simultaneously discounting the current valid discount from the current purchase cost being charged Now if  Topaz can achieve this, why not Tesco?

Now think of the savings in paper waste to Tesco itself.                                                        Remember standing behind a person at the Tesco Till, with an overflowing trolley, after every item has been scanned, this person is then having to sort out paper vouchers to hand to the cashier, who then has to scan each one, and some people have quite a lot this slows the till lines down no end, imagine this all being sorted with a Tesco Club Card automatically!! What’s this about  ” Every Little Helps ” This would also ensure customers did not lose out because vouchers passed use by date!   ( thanks to Helen from Carlow  for pointing  this aspect out to me).

Hopefully, when Tesco Management come to realise the value of this suggestion to, their customers, the environment, and Tesco’s own overheads, they will be nice and professional enough to credit this person and their blog with a nice thank you






An Dail Nua. A representative earthquake!

Now that we have just escaped a panic general election this side of Christmas, Perhaps, we could give some time before the next one, to consider, how democratic the process really is? And how it is suited to the requirements, interests and expectations, of this modern-day society!

To set the ball rolling, let’s consider just one particular aspect of public representation! To who do the individual Dail seats belong, the citizens, the political parties or the individual’s and their relatives?

Should a TD be really allowed to roll on, election after election, being the candidate for election to the Dail, for forty years or more, or should there be a restriction as to the number of consecutive terms a TD may serve  and if so, could this not be extended to Senators and the Office of An Uachtarán

Would this not be a suitable subject for the next round of  Referenda amendments?

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